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Archive for March, 2006

1st Lesson Learnt

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

If you think that there is a problem with your bike, don’t think it will be all right for a while. After the machine control day when my clutch slipped I thought that I should take my bike back into the dealership for them to look at it while it was under warenty. But there […]

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Machine Control Day

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

My bike club held a machine control day on Sunday. The club’s website had mentioned that the postcode of the parking lot we used in the Docklands was not accurate. It might help if they point out it is probably another fifteen minutes ride from that position even if you didn’t have to turn around […]

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Bristol and Back (visiting close friends from NZ)

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

When I had talked to a few of the people in the bike club last weekend about biking to Bristol the predominately reply was that the M4 is boring. When doing my first proper motorway riding ‘boring’ is not the first word that I would have said about my journey. Mine would be ‘windy’. Though […]

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Pillion at Personal Peril

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

A real weekend of firsts for me – I reckon it makes a right difference having nice weather! I did my first pillion (riding with a passenger) today from Holloway to Manor Park in East London to visit some friends and watch the ‘Might Boosh’ (well funny show www.themightyboosh.com). Pillioning made the bike a lot […]

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Notes from a Newbie

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

At the Alexander Place Bike Show I signed up for the IAM advanced motorcycle training. The training is organised through bike clubs around the UK so I joined the closest club to me that provided the IAM training – ELAM (East London Advanced Motorcyclists) www.elam.org.uk I am starting my advanced training on Sunday April 23rd […]

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